Learning to use a pair of scissors is an important preschool skill. My son loves to use scissors but gets frustrated easily when he can’t cut paper the way he wants. It’s just too difficult for him to hold the paper with one hand and the scissors with another.
Then, one day, our neighbor came over to see if my son wanted to help cut grass for their chicken coop. Armed with a pair of scissors, my son and our neighbor had so much fun cutting grass and other plants.
Now, cutting grass is one of my son’s favorite activities. I love that he’s practicing those fine motor skills and learning to use scissors. He loves that he doesn’t have to manipulate a piece of paper. He is more successful cutting the plants he wants to cut and thus doesn’t get frustrated. So next time your child wants to practice his cutting skills (or your lawn needs a trim) send him outside armed with child-safe scissors.